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Betsy on Facebook may or may not be the Betsy I know. Either way this rocks.
I yoinked it from [ profile] mle292

Appropriate expectations
Reposting from Besty on Facebook, because this is so completely made of awesome and win.

It's Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed To Work

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Looking for an executive director at my Yoga studio.
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They are silent. I know there is a tradition that they squeak. But when you find one circling the living room there is NO noise.

They will give you a heart attack when suddenly discovered silently circling your living room.

They will apparently not rest while silently circling your living room. Maybe because of the excited cats.

They will not magically find the open door using echolocation. It will take the combined efforts of tall person and short cat to convince silently circling bat to go out the open door. Actual cat contact as a final shove may be necessary.

The mild thunderstorm added a lot of atmosphere to this adventure.

I am NEVER going to get to sleep now.

Tomorrow begins the great woodchuck hunt.
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The chat feature is missing from gmail. Anyone else or just me?


Jul. 14th, 2009 10:52 pm
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Harlan Ellison is not dead.
We have the same birthday.
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The fabulous emerdavid gave me a guided tour of Uncle Hugo's looking for classic Sci Fi. I have been feeling left out of an era. I was pleased to note I had read all the books of two or three of his suggested authors. Not too shabby I guess.
But now I have many new authors to explore. It didn't even set me back too much as they are all dead as far as I can tell. No new copies of anything he suggested. I did get a Niel Gaimon I had missed somehow and two graphic novels for the boy. I think the three new things cost as much as the other 15.
I may or may not post what I think of them as I read them.
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I am begining to suspect Itunes sucks.

Also, I need a scheduling program. I have been using Palm but the actual device died a thorough death. I don't think I can download the program without a device.

Anyone recommend a scheduling software? I like free and I am used to palm, but I can learn.
I tried Google but I don't like to have it all on line. Maybe I think hackers are smarter than they really are.
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I happened to catch a little bit of Crap From The Past on KFAI last night. I came in on the last three lines of the Capitol I song from Sesamee street. Good thing he talked about it later cause I thought it was a School House Rock song. What a brilliant song. I now think it was influential for me. It has a wierd harmony and a strong tune. Totally have those three lines stuck in my head. Going to check out the pod cast now and see if I can get just that song in its entirety. Not a lot of luck googling it or the writer, Steve Zuckerman, probably spelled wrong.

EDIT: Found it on pod cast HERE
The relevant song starts at 15:36 with somewhat relevant intro at 15:00. After the next song he reports on its origins. Listners had time to find it on the interwebz. I never did find it there.
(podcast expires after two weeks)
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I had no idea he was still alive, but I am still sad he is dead now.
What a writer he was.
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I am baby repellant.

On the other hand, I planted another half of the garden. One more half to go and I am ready to go on guard against the pests.
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This is a video of my second cousin on the today show. She is a pastry chef in NYC. She is making chocolate pudding.
I find it interesting that I make the same pudding out of soy milk with almost identicle technique and ingredients. She does have a couple refinements like sweet croutons, but all the cooking school has to be good for something.
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I haven't even pee'd yet and four people remembered my birthday. Maybe I'll get my birthday wish and help deliver a baby today. :)
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I cut my hair. So much cooler.

I am back to the half shaved thing. It is a smaller half than last time, but it was smaller at the beginning of that experiment too. Over the seven years, the shave line kept creeping. That is likely to happen again. I only have to be able to look respectable for court. After that I may get dredlock extensions. Maybe in color.
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I was parked at a light in the boonies yesterday and about four kildeer were going nuts. Crying all the time and flying up and down. Land, take off. Land, take off. A kildeer's normal defense of the nest is to fake injury and draw off a predetor. It isn't very effective but there you go.
Eventually I realized there was a big crow standing about 20 feet from the little patch of grass they seemed worried about. Just about then, the crow seemed to get annoid by the noise and slowly took off.

Later I saw two quail and what was probably an otter.
I also saw a hawk floating on the high wind right next to the freeway bridge I was on. It put him right at eye level. Hazardous to driving. But seriously cool to see the top of a hawk in flight.
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I don't think it is unreasonable to expect that when I find one shoe, the other will be close by. I take them off at the same time. Where could it get to by its self? There are a lot of sugar ants around. Maybe they did it. The cats profess ignorance. And starvation.
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Today I was thinking about gratitude. Firstly that maybe I didn't get what I wanted yesterday because I wasn't gratefull for what I have, Then I thought, what about me? Am I gratefull to myself? When we think about being gratefull for our gifts, there is am implication that they come from somewhere outside ourselves. They don't. They come from me being me. From the decisions I have made and the interests I have persued. The base abilities, like thinking, might have been influenced by something outside me or they might have been the accident of genetics and upbringing. I litterally don't know, so I am going to be gratefull to me.
This is necessary in order to give. I can't give if I can't recieve, and most of what I recieve comes from me. I admit I have had trouble recieving most of my adult life. I have been working on that.

Don't get me wrong, I am also gratefull to you. ALl of you. And to the universe, fate, karma, or whatever may or may not be responsible for certain pushes and suggestions. But it is time I got on that list.


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Last night for dinner, the Boy had about 1/2 pound of salmon and six banannas. I am not exagerating.
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There is a 25 minute version of this same talk from the Bioneers conference.
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And now a word from America's creditors
Financial advice from Alion Yao, a top-of-the-line feng shui expert (to a seminar of 170 high-rollers in Hong Kong, reported by the Wall Street Journal): Hold out until after January 2010 before considering investing in the U.S. because its economy is an accident waiting to happen, and the primary indicator of that is that both Obama and Geithner were born under the sign of the ox. A pair of oxen is a terrible sign! (Response by us much-smarter Westerners: How silly! The economy is best judged by applying sophisticated quantitative computer models and . . . oh . . . oh, yeah . . ..) Wall Street Journal


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